International Trade

  • November 17, 2009

    Importer Seeks Lower Duty On Vitamin Pills

    Roche Vitamins Inc. has moved for summary judgment in its efforts to reclassify under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule a stabilized beta-carotene diet supplement that U.S. Customs and Border Protection categorized under the food product catch-all “other” subheading, which carries a high duty rate.

  • November 17, 2009

    CIT Tosses Most Of Asahi Seiko Dumping Margin Suit

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has tossed out the bulk of Asahi Seiko Co. Ltd.'s claims against the U.S. Department of Commerce, which allegedly erred by failing to individually assess the ball bearing manufacturer in an anti-dumping review.

  • November 17, 2009

    Chitron Loses Bid To Toss Illegal China Exports Case

    Shenzhen Chitron Electronics Co. Ltd., a Chinese corporation accused of conspiring to illegally export radar components and other military items to China, has lost its bid to have its case dismissed.

  • November 17, 2009

    Winston & Strawn Opens 2 China Offices

    Winston & Strawn LLP has opened offices in Beijing and Shanghai, expanding its international trade and cross-border corporate practices.

  • November 17, 2009

    Sidergas Accuses Lincoln Of Fraud In ITC Patent Case

    Sidergas SpA of Italy has fired back in Lincoln Electric Co.'s suit over welding wire equipment patents, rebuking allegations of infringement and saying Lincoln committed fraud in its patent applications.

  • November 17, 2009

    House Seeks Reform Of Trade Preferences Program

    Weeks before the U.S.'s general trade preferences program is set to expire, American politicians and trade officials discussed at a House subcommittee meeting on Tuesday how to reform the initiative, which is designed to spark development and growth in impoverished countries through trade.

  • November 16, 2009

    PowerASE Fights General Exclusion Order In DRAM Suit

    Following the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to partially review an initial determination that several technology companies did not infringe three Tessera semiconductor chip packaging patents, interested third party PowerASE Technology Inc. has asked the commission to refrain from issuing a general exclusion order for all infringing products.

  • November 16, 2009

    Toyota Seeks Drawback Duties For Canada Car Parts

    Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., the carmaker's U.S. sales and service arm, has asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to find that the federal government was wrong to deny it drawback duties on three years of car parts exported to Canada.

  • November 16, 2009

    Pioneer Seeks ITC Probe Of Honeywell GPS Systems

    Pioneer Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate portable GPS products imported by Honeywell International Inc. and Garmin Corp. that allegedly infringe three patents covering navigation technology.

  • November 16, 2009

    Analog Devices Hit With Microphone Patent Suit In ITC

    Acoustic component maker Knowles Electronics LLC has accused semiconductor company Analog Devices Inc. of importing microphones used in Apple Inc.'s iPod Nano that infringe two Knowles patents, in the latest legal skirmish between the companies.

  • November 16, 2009

    Cognis Fights Oxiteno Bid To Add Fatty Alcohols To GSP

    Multinational chemical company Cognis Corp. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission not to add fatty alcohols to the Generalized System of Preferences, opposing a petition by Brazilian rival Oxiteno SA.

  • November 13, 2009

    ITC Votes To Continue Copper Dumping Probe

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to continue an investigation into the alleged dumping of seamless refined copper pipe and tube from China and Mexico, finding that there is a reasonable indication U.S. copper makers have been or could be injured by unfairly cheap imports.

  • November 13, 2009

    Spansion Seeks Dismissal Of Samsung ITC Case

    Spansion Inc. has recommended that the U.S. International Trade Commission dismiss an investigation brought by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. into flash memory devices in light of a bankruptcy judge's order staying the case.

  • November 13, 2009

    ITC Hands Phicom Win In Probe Card Patent Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has adopted an administrative law judge's determination that probe card assemblies and flash memory chips made by Phicom Corp. don't infringe any valid FormFactor Inc. patents.

  • November 13, 2009

    Q&A With Armstrong Teasdale's Jennifer Schwesig

    Many clients engaging in overseas transactions for the first time are unaware of all the U.S. legal compliance issues that apply to overseas transactions, such as the Export Administration Regulation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, sanctions, and embargoes and boycott laws, says Jennifer A. Schwesig, international practice group leader at Armstrong Teasdale LLP.

  • November 13, 2009

    Slew Of US Shrimpers Jump Into Chinese Duties Fight

    Having won approval to join a similar suit over Thai shrimp duties, a group of 33 U.S. shrimp processors has asked to intervene as a plaintiff in a suit protesting a final International Trade Administration ruling that established anti-dumping duties on frozen warmwater shrimp from China.

  • November 13, 2009

    Vizio, TPV Can't Touch TV Patent's Validity: Funai

    Funai Electric Co Ltd. has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar Vizio Inc. and TPV International Inc. from presenting expert testimony on the validity of a Funai patent in a proceeding Funai brought against them to enforce an earlier exclusion order by the ITC.

  • November 12, 2009

    US Companies Must Learn To Use Chinese Courts: Attys

    As the trade relationship between the U.S. and China continues to grow, American companies will increasingly need to be ready to resolve disputes with Chinese companies in China, whether through arbitration, administrative proceedings or courts, according to international trade attorneys.

  • November 12, 2009

    Importer Sues US Over Duties On Thai Vegetables

    A vegetable importer has filed suit against the United States in the U.S. Court of International Trade, challenging the government's 11.2 percent ad valorem duty rate on vegetable imports from Thailand.

  • November 12, 2009

    Lincoln Pushes ITC To Nullify Sidergas Motions

    Lincoln Electric Co. is urging the U.S. International Trade Commission to declare as moot various summary judgment motions filed by respondent Sidergas SpA of Italy in a patent case over welding wire equipment.